Paramedic Training Program:
Entry Requirements, Accreditation, and More
New 1-year hybrid accelerated cohort begins Fall 2023
Applications accepted starting March 1, 2023.
Next 2-year cohort begins Fall 2024
Applications accepted starting March 1, 2024.
Contact Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for application materials.
Program Admission Requirements
Garrett College’s paramedic training program is a special admissions program; specific eligibility and admission requirements must be met before acceptance into the program. Prospective students must:
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age prior to starting class clinicals.
- Be a high school graduate (GED certificate accepted).
- Be certified as an EMT (copy of card is required) prior to the first night of class.
- Provide a current copy of his/her CPR card with the application.
- Take an entrance exam to be administered by the training program.
- Be in good health and submit proof of physical exam.
- Provide two letters of reference – one from a person who knows the candidate personally and one professionally.
- Submit to a background check.
- Attend a personal interview with Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and the Lead Instructor. This committee will have the final approval for admission to the course. Final approval will be based collectively on results of testing, satisfying requirements, and the decision of this committee’s evaluation of the candidate.
Approval & Accreditation
This training program is approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, effective September 2012 and 2017.
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Seminole, FL 33775
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Rowlett, TX 75088
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Training Program Outcomes
The over-arching goal of the paramedic training program at Garrett College is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. In accordance with the requirements of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), the Paramedic program at Garrett College is pleased to report the following data:
3 cohort average:
- Retention: 82%
- NRP Written pass rate: 74%
- NRP Psychomotor pass rate: 95%
- Maryland Paramedic pass rate 98%
- Job placement: 95%
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|NRP Psychomotor pass rate:||93%||95%||96%|
|Maryland Paramedic pass rate:||93%||100%||100%|
- Our current program is a 2-year program with graduation on even years. As such, there were no graduates during the 2021 reporting year.
- The 2022-2024 cohort is currently in session.
- Outcomes are representative of the training portion of the AAS degree program and do not denote degree completion.
About the Program
Time to complete – Hybrid accelerate program: This training program operates on a one-year cycle. Students are admitted in the fall.
Location and schedule – Classes are held asynchronous online while meeting in person on Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 5pm, at the Career Technology Training Center in Accident, Md.
Clinical experience - A minimum of 576 hours of instruction is included in the two-year program, with additional 477 clinical hours scheduled by the student outside of class.
Connect with Us
For more information contact Doug Beitzel, Program Coordinator at email@example.com or by calling 301-387-3772.